Monthly Archives: February 2014

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Premium Group Update, House of Cards, and Arm Care

1.  Month TWO of my Premium Workout Group over on was just went live this morning. I’ve been placing an emphasis on strength training or what I like to call “getting into Beast Mode” with this first block of workouts, and all the feedback I’ve been receiving from all the participants has been awesome…. Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/14/14

Happy House of Cards Season Two Release Day on Netflix Valentine’s Day, everybody! It’s a miracle that I’m even writing right now given there are thirteen brand spankin new episodes sitting in my “watch instantly” queue as type these words. Can you tell I’m a little excited!?!  But I promised Lisa I wouldn’t touch an episode… Read more

Two Components to Deadlifting Success

– “One thing I could do….was finger roll.” So said George “Iceman” Gervin in the classic mid-90s Nike commercial featuring Tim Hardaway, David Robinson, and pretty much the coolest barbershop known to man. For a little taste of nostalgia you can watch the video HERE. Now, I’m not an ex-NBA legend.  I might be able… Read more

Six Weeks Into 2014….How Are Those Resolutions Coming Along?

We’re entering the six week mark of 2014, and like millions of other people, on New Year’s Day you vowed to finally take advantage of the gym membership you purchased back in 2012, and make a go at this whole “get into shape thing.” For real this time! To help sweeten the pot and to… Read more

5 Ah-Ha Moments

Sometimes I feel like I’m the dumbest person on Earth. Not “dumb-dumb” mind you.  I mean, I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on the human body (how it works, how to make it stronger, etc), I know to pay my taxes, I’ve already made Valentine’s dinner reservations (holla!), I can make a… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/7/14

Before we get the ball rolling on the good reads for the week, I wanted to briefly share an email exchange I had with a colleague who happens to a diesel mom to boot. Q: I wondered what your thoughts are on all of these youth plyo and conditioning classes popping up all over? I’m… Read more

Why Baseball Players Shouldn’t Bench Press

I’ve been keeping this article in my back pocket for a while now because I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to approach writing it.  Lets be honest:  talking smack about the beloved bench press is the fitness equivalent of talking smack about Princess Diana or worse, kittens. You just don’t do it! To save… Read more

Wearing a Cressey Performance T-Shirt Instantly Improves Strength**

** =  It’s science (video evidence below).  Well that, and I’ll take around 7.3% credit for the kick-ass programming. I received this video over the weekend and I HAD to share it here. It’s sooooo freaking bad-ass (and mirrors nicely with yesterday’s post on women lifting heavy things.) A little back story:  Kim was a… Read more